re: Poker & Need help flipping my game at mid tournament !!!
Originally Posted by RI_ER_SA
u mean play small ball poker ?
I believe he means.... instead of just trying to steal the blinds... look to 're-steal'... steal the raise from the guy trying to steal the blinds (ie. a guy in late position has been regularly raising it up from CO or BTN almost every time it's been folded to him... put in a raise of ~3-4x his bet as a 're-steal'... or if your stack is between ~14-23bb's... just shove it ALLIN to 're-steal'.. chances are he won't be looking you up).
You an pick up alot more chips from a 're-steal' then just a steal (obviously). Some tables it's difficult to find oppurtunities to steal the blinds.
To OP... personally I will very rarely look at what the average stack is and all that..... it's not really too relevant to how I'm going to play my cards. What is far more important is - the size of my stack compared to the size of the blinds & antes as this is what will greatly influence my play. To me it matters little if I am slightly below or slightly above average... my stack is a tool I use on the table and it's size directly affects the type of hands I can play in certain situations.